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Horse trailer at the Breakfast Club Stables
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
The 56-ft. wide, 1,370-ft. concrete arch Glendale-Hyperion Bridge was designed by Merrill Butler and completed in 1929; it was originally named the Victory Memorial Bridge, in honor of the men who had served in World War I. It crosses over the Los Angeles River, Riverside Drive, between Ettrick Street and Glenfeliz Boulevard, and since the 1950s, the Golden State Freeway. It is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #164.
According to signs painted on a colorful horse trailer you can contact "John I. Sonney, owner and trainer" if you want to book "King, trick horse, Hollywood wonder" at the Breakfast Club Stables (3211 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles) in this view looking south towards the Glendale/Hyperion Bridge.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-316 8x10
Los Angeles Breakfast Club
Los Angeles Breakfast Club Stables (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Riding clubs--California--Los Angeles
Clubs--California--Los Angeles
Stables--California--Los Angeles
Horse trailers--California--Los Angeles
Bridges--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Glendale-Hyperion Bridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Butler, Merrill

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